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Raiders focus on defense, offensive lines in NFL draft

May. 01, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

After being picked apart by opposing offenses last season and having dismantled an expensive offensive line at the start of free agency, the Las Vegas Raiders went into the draft with some distinct needs. Even having an offensive-minded coach such as Jon Gruden who is...

Baltimore Ravens address various needs in NFL draft

May. 01, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have Super Bowl aspirations, and they feel even better about their chances after their work in this year's NFL draft. The team addressed glaring needs at wide receiver, edge rusher and on the offensive line, adding eight new players...

Raiders trade up for S Trevon Moehrig in 2nd round

May. 01, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

The Las Vegas Raiders made no secret about where their focus would be in the second round of the NFL draft. After years of struggling to stop anyone's offense, the Raiders drafted three defensive players they hope will spark a struggling unit. Las...

Future QB: Vikings pick Texas A&M's Kellen Mond in 3rd round

May. 01, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the first time since he signed with the Minnesota Vikings, Kirk Cousins has some competition on the depth chart. There won't be any mystery this year about who the quarterback is, but Kellen Mond will surely be taking notes. ...

Raiders take Alabama OL Alex Leatherwood with 17th pick

Apr. 30, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

General manager Mike Mayock knew the choice of Alex Leatherwood with the 17th pick in the NFL draft would be controversial as soon as the analysis came in from the pundits on television. The Las Vegas Raiders once again used a first-round pick on a player projected to go...

Ravens pick WR Rashod Bateman, LB Jayson Oweh in first round

Apr. 30, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said he could not have hoped for a better scenario in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night. Baltimore filled two areas of need by selecting wide receiver Rashod Bateman with the 27th overall pick and...

Vikings move down to take Virginia Tech's Christian Darrisaw

Apr. 30, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings were rewarded for their calculated gamble Thursday night, landing offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw after a nine-spot slide down the NFL draft board. Now they're banking on blocking for Kirk Cousins being a less risky...

Ravens will target wide receivers, edge rushers in draft

Apr. 23, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

27, 31. BALTIMORE RAVENS (12-6) LAST SEASON: The Ravens started the season 5-1 before dropping four of the next five while battling injuries to several key players. The team had nine starters — including QB Lamar Jackson and six other Pro Bowlers — miss the Week 12...

With needs on both lines, Vikes have draft-pick limitations

Apr. 23, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The deterioration of Minnesota’s defense last year weighed heavily on Mike Zimmer, the injuries and inexperience too widespread to be overcome by strategic acumen or sheer will. “Honestly, at the end of the season, I was kind of down in the dumps...

With No. 14 pick, Vikings could use boost on both lines

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

14. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9) LAST SEASON: Minnesota stumbled to a 1-5 start due largely to a deteriorated defense coach Mike Zimmer declared with one week left the worst he's ever had. Injuries to DE Danielle Hunter and LB Anthony Barr sidelined two vital players, and...